Rishabh Pant Will Get Cleared To Play IPL 2024 On...: Sourav Ganguly Shares HUGE Update On Delhi Capitals Star

There have been reports that Rishabh Pant will play the first half of the IPL 2024 as a batter and will be back as a keeper if his fitness improves as the season goes on. Now, Delhi Capitals' Director of Cricket Sourav Ganguly has shared a major update on Pant.
Rishabh Pant Will Get Cleared To Play IPL 2024 On...: Sourav Ganguly Shares HUGE Update On Delhi Capitals Star

Rishabh Pant Will Get Cleared To Play IPL 2024 On...: Sourav Ganguly Shares HUGE Update On Delhi Capitals Star

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KEY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Rishabh Pant has not played professional cricket ever since his accident.
  • He is set to return in IPL 2024.
  • Sourav Ganguly shared a major update on Pant.
The IPL 2024 is less than a month away, as the action begins for the 17th season of the cash-rich league begins on March 22. A lot of eyes will be on the Delhi Capitals as Rishabh Pant is expected to make his long-awaited return to professional cricket after suffering a near-fatal car accident. There have been reports that Pant will play the first half of rhe tournament as a batter and will be back as a keeper if his fitness improves as the season goes on. Now, Delhi Capitals' Director of Cricket Sourav Ganguly has shared a major update on Pant.
In an interaction with The Times of India, Sourav Ganguly revealed that Pant will be cleared to play on March 5. Only then will they told about captaincy backups. Ganguly also revealed that he will not be rushed into things in excitement.
"Let Rishabh get cleared on March 5, only then we'll talk about captaincy backups. We are taking a cautious approach with him because he has a very long career ahead of him. We don't want to push him in excitement. We will see how Rishabh reacts. He will be joining the camp once NCA gives him the clearance. We will see match by match. We can't predict," Ganguly told Times of India.
The former India captain also said that they have a plethora of wicketkeeping options in case Pant does not don the gloves. He also hoped that Pant can play the full season
"As for wicketkeeping options, there's Kumar Kushagra. Ricky Bhui has had a very good season. There is Shai Hope and Tristan Stubbs. Rishabh coming back fit is a huge addition for us. We hope he plays the full season because he is a very special player. We have worked on some domestic players who have done well in all formats, but Rishabh is very important," he added.
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